Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy New Year! USTA year 2015 dynamic rating reports are now available

Happy New Year!

It is 2015, and in my section and many others, 2015 leagues are now getting started.  Yes, there have been early start leagues that began play as early as last summer and fall, but the bulk of 2015 league play in the 18+ and 40+ divisions will take place from now thru June/July.

With play beginning, players will be playing matches that affect their Dynamic NTRP rating and for those that are curious about where their rating falls and how they are doing to start the year, it is time to think about getting an Estimated Dynamic NTRP Rating Report.  As I did last year, I'm offering individual and team reports, as well as being able to do custom lists or other reports.

Reports for 2015 will begin with matches played on or after November 10th as the 2014 league year ended when Nationals finished on the 9th.  Through the end of the year, I was offering extended reports for 2014 that included matches played in November and December, but those matches will now be part of a 2015 report.  For anyone that still wants a 2014 report to see why they were/weren't bumped up/down or just to see how close they were, I can certainly still do those and will give a discount of those are done at the same time as a 2015 report.  I can also do reports for 2013.

To arrive at an accurate starting rating for 2015, I've done a detailed analysis of how the USTA adjusted player's ratings by section and district as some were seemingly given significant manual adjustments, and I'll comment on this for anyone getting a 2014 or 2015 report.

Captains may be interested in team reports even before play begins as this is an easy way to get insight into where all your player's fall entering the year, and also a great way to see who plays well with who in the partner report.  And hardcore captains can get reports on opposing teams to scout them and determine when they need to plan to have their strongest line-ups available.

Or, if a league doesn't start right away and you are still forming a team and have playoff aspirations, getting lists of ratings is the best way to identify who to recruit to maximize the chances of getting to and advancing in the post-season.

Last, all 2014 and 2015 reports will include all the enhancements I made last year including calling out playoff matches on the chart, the partner report showing how a player's matches rate with their different partners, and the chart and summary breaking out singles and doubles results and matches.

As always, contact me for more information or to request a report.

Happy playing!